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Gems in The Needles - 3

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gem Favorite Beautiful views shortly before the final ascent to Druid Arch.

Druid Arch

(7) Monticello, UT
gem Favorite Have to jump across this little crack.

Squaw Canyon Overlook

(6) Monticello, UT
gem Favorite A mere 1,000 feet away from the river, straight up!

Canyonlands Confluence Hidden Overlook

(6) Moab, UT

Recommended Routes in The Needles - 2

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Favorite Druid Arch - Canyonlands NP
Difficult

Druid Arch

10.2 mi 16.4 km 1,018' Up 310.19 m Up 1,016' Down 309.7 m Down

Moab, UT
Favorite Have to jump across this little crack.
Intermediate/Difficult

Big Spring Canyon/Squaw Canyon Loop

7.4 mi 11.8 km 544' Up 165.95 m Up 545' Down 166.02 m Down

Moab, UT

The Needles Hiking

  • 141 Miles 226 Kilometers of Trail
  • 2 Recommended Routes
  • 3 Gems Gems
  • 18 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 17 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 0 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in The Needles - 33

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2.1 mi 3.4 km #1Chesler Park Trail
Intermediate
Monticello, UT
Intermediate
Monticello, UT 21 
2.0 mi 3.3 km #2Joint Trail
Intermediate
Monticello, UT
Intermediate
Monticello, UT 14 
5.4 mi 8.6 km #3Big Spring Canyon Trail
Intermediate
Moab, UT
Intermediate
Moab, UT
21.9 mi 35.2 km #4Salt Creek Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Monticello, UT
Easy/Intermediate
Monticello, UT
1.7 mi 2.8 km #5Slickrock Trail
Intermediate
Moab, UT
Intermediate
Moab, UT
0.3 mi 0.4 km #6Slickrock Trail N. Viewpoint Spur
Easy/Intermediate
Moab, UT
Easy/Intermediate
Moab, UT
2.0 mi 3.2 km #7Druid Arch Trail
Difficult
Monticello, UT
Difficult
Monticello, UT
4.0 mi 6.4 km #8Peekaboo Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Monticello, UT
Intermediate/Difficult
Monticello, UT
0.6 mi 0.9 km #9Cave Spring Trail
Intermediate
Moab, UT
Intermediate
Moab, UT
2.9 mi 4.6 km #10Chesler Park Loop/Devils Kitchen Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Monticello, UT
Intermediate/Difficult
Monticello, UT

Photos of The Needles - 108

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Sunset in Chesler Park. The rock formations on the south end of the meadows are a great spot for sunrises and sunsets, and also provide some shade.
Oct 27, 2017 near Monticello, UT
Beautiful views shortly before the final ascent to Druid Arch.
Apr 22, 2017 near Monticello, UT
Druid Arch - Canyonlands NP
Feb 3, 2016 near Monticello, UT
Stop to take in the beautiful scenery along Elephant Canyon.
Feb 18, 2017 near Monticello, UT
Have to jump across this little crack.
Feb 28, 2021 near Monticello, UT
A deeply incised canyon from the Peekaboo Trail
Mar 27, 2020 near Monticello, UT
View of Elephant Canyon just after crossing over the ladders from Squaw Canyon
Nov 1, 2019 near Monticello, UT
Enjoying the beautiful views in Elephant Canyon
Sep 15, 2017 near Monticello, UT